Coastal Mist Blog Hop | Seahorsin’ Around

by Katie on January 27, 2017

Hello and welcome to today’s stop on the Coastal Mist Blog Hop! Haven’t you just LOVED Izzy and Ivy’s Brooklyn’s Boho Dress, Swirly Girl’s Sawsall table runner, and Freemotion by the River’s Star Flower wall hanging? Major heart eyes.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

I was tickled when Tammy asked me to participate in this hop….ok, ok, I begged her to let me play and was thrilled when she agreed to it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I ADORE the Coastal Mist Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Tamarinis from Island Batik. It was love at first sight, really – from the moment I saw the strike offs, I knew I had to sew with them. You know the feeling.

But first, let’s talk about Tammy. She is a total BOSS with serious hustle. I’m pretty sure she runs on magic fairy dust, too, which is pretty darn awesome. She teaches, designs quilt patterns, and is a soon-to-be fabric designer! Her design aesthetic is bright and fun – her designs just make you want to sew, sew, sew!

Now on to what you’re really here for – THE FABRIC! The Coastal Mist collection is colored with gorgeous teals, rich plums, and dusty purples and pinks. It really couldn’t have a more fitting name!

Tammy worked her magic with these fabrics in her Boho Bliss quilt, which has both pieced and applique blocks. LOVE IT! Rumor has it, the applique can be done with fusible – yes please!

Boho Bliss

The fabrics have coordinating Aurifil thread collections hand picked by Tammy – a large spool collection of 50 wt and 12 wt (pictured below), and an Aurifloss collection which is especially perfect for those of us who love hand work!

CoastalMist-Large-Spool-Thread-Collection-Aurifil

My little wall hanging, “Seahorsin’ Around” was created in the wee morning hours of this past week. What can I say? When it comes to deadlines, I really like to live on the edge. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seahorsin'-Around

I came up with this idea while playing around with the Coastal Mist fabric scans in Illustrator. I created my shapes (and drew out my background blocks) in Illustrator, traced them onto freezer paper, and used Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It to place them onto my pieced background. I was really hoping to attempt 4th and 6th Design’s edge-coloring applique technique with my applique, but chickened out as I stitched my first stitch.

Seahorsin'-Around-Quilt-Only

I opted to go the simple raw edge route instead, tracing each shape two to four times with the same or different thread color. I switched between my walking foot and my darning foot a couple of times for no good reason – I would absolutely not recommend doing this without a valid reason, especially if you’re workin’ past midnight! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seahorse-Detail

Sea-Urchin-Shells

Let’s pretend like you don’t notice all the disappearing ink that hasn’t fully disappeared yet…;)

Starfish-Detail

I used some delicious Aurifil 50wt from my thread stash for piecing and 40wt for my top stitching and quilting. Is it just me or is stitch in the ditch literally the worst?! I had BIG quilting plans for this baby, but ran out of time. At least the fabrics and thread are so pretty you don’t really notice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thread

It was such a joy working with these beauties! Thanks, Tammy, for letting me play!

If you want to get your hands some of these fab fabrics, enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below – there’s a Coastal Mist precut bundle up for grabs (thanks, Island Batik)!! Or head to your local quilt shop. Don’t see it on your shop’s shelves? Request it, especially if you want to participate in the Boho Bliss Block of the Month!

Our lovely hop goes until February 4th. Here’s the schedule in case you’re new here. ๐Ÿ˜€ Tomorrow’s stop is at Pink Doxies – see you there!

The Coastal Mist Blog Hop Schedule

1/24/17 Izzy & Ivy Designs
1/25/17 Swirly Girls Design
1/26/17 Freemotion by the River
1/27/17 Live Originally (You’re here! :) )
1/28/17 Pink Doxies
1/29/17 One Quilting Circle
1/30/17 LC’s Cottage
1/31/17 Unspooled
2/1/17 Seams to Be Sew
2/2/17 Fabric Confetti
2/3/17 Love Bug Studio
2/4/17 Aurifil

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica January 27, 2017 at 6:10 am

I love the appliques! They are so whimsical and they look so at home in the different batiks! Great project!

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 6:38 am

Thanks Jessica! :)

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Allison January 27, 2017 at 6:31 am

Gorgeous wall haning – love the sea horse!

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 6:38 am

Thanks Allison! :)

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Anna brown January 27, 2017 at 6:42 am

Wow very cool very inspiring. ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 6:46 am

Thanks Anna! And thanks for hoppin’ along with us! :)

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Annmarie January 27, 2017 at 6:53 am

Love your Seahorsin Around. The raw edge stitching is great – adds character for sure.

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

Thanks Annmarie! I like that messy “scribbled” look…which is good because that is about all I’m capable of doing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Judi Duncan January 27, 2017 at 9:51 am

Love your use of color in this cutie quilt!

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

Thanks Judi! :)

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Lori Smanski January 27, 2017 at 10:17 am

this is really lovely. you did a fantastic job.

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

Thanks Lori! :)

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Connie Kresin Campbell January 27, 2017 at 10:36 am

Beautiful work Katie! Your design is perfect for these beautiful fabrics! Like you, I love free motion applique! I see a pattern coming!

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

Thanks Connie! :)

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Terri Vanden Bosch January 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

What a delightful little piece of art!! And you know that you can still add more quilting..even after you have the piece bound!

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

Yes! I’m planning on it. :) Thanks Terri!

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Laura January 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Cute little sea themed wall hanging! Love the fabrics!

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Katie January 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Thanks Laura! :)

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Rachell Reilly January 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

Oh my goodness, the colors are divine. I love the purple and teal and Aqua. Such cute seahorses and stars. I have really fallen in love with Island Batiks, since working with my first bundle.
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Katie January 30, 2017 at 10:24 am

Thanks Rachell! :)

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QuiltShop Gal January 29, 2017 at 7:40 am

Oh Katie, your coastal theme quilt is absolutely stunning. I love, love, love it. The overall design is gorgeous, as are the fabrics and matching thread. Absolutely beautiful #CreativeGoodness. Thanks for sharing some tips as you’ve inspired me to try to create one.

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Katie January 30, 2017 at 10:24 am

Thanks so much, QuiltShop Gal! :) Can’t wait to see what you create!!

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Joan January 31, 2017 at 8:22 am

Katie, this is just the cutest. What a fun way to play with spectacular fabrics!

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Marian February 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

WoW, I love this project, the seahorse is amazing, but better is the machine quilting and the stitches you created for the shells, they have just that right touch or realistic to them.

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